Every week, you’ll find on our blog class notes and a summary video from our Wednesday and Sunday tango group classes.
These video and notes are meant to help our students remember what they’ve done in class.
Beginners & improvers: corrida to the side
- Leaders: To lead the corrida, you need to open the right side of the embrace to create space for the follower- imagine you want to take your right shoulder as far away from her as possible.
- Followers: For the corrida, you should feel a pull to your left. Take little side steps and change your weight on the spot, with your feet together.
Intermediates & up: Little rebounds backwards
- Leaders: This is a very rhythmical step, which works marvels to mark the end of a musical phrase.
- Followers: Keep your knees together and try and pivot back and forth in this position – the step is not an ocho.
Intermediates & up: Variations around the grapevine
- Leaders: The grapevine is a classic – to lead the basic version and any variant correctly, you need to send your partner into a corte by dissociating to the right and invading her space, pivot your hops beyond neutral and then make her step forward.
- Followers: Use dissociation and move in this order: torso / supporting leg / free leg to respond properly to the lead.
- Beginners: Practice the corrida steps on the beat and half beat.
- Intermediates & up: Practice the dissociation needed in the grapevine by placing your weight on your right leg, dissociating your torso by 90 degrees and pivoting your hips 180 degrees. At the end of the exercise, your torso should still be dissociated compared to your hips.